Shaft Name Meaning

German (Schaft): metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden shafts for tools or weapons, from Middle High German, Middle Low German schaft.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Haft, Halt, Kraft, Saft, Shutt, Sanft, Ehart, Thaut, Shad, Haff

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Shaft Family Origin

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Shaft Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    33%
  • Forman Of 500 Acres Employing 9 Men & 2 Boys

    33%
  • Wholesale Wine & Spirit Dealer

    33%

In 1881, Annuitant and Forman Of 500 Acres Employing 9 Men & 2 Boys were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shaft. The most common Shaft occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 33% of Shaft's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Shaft family was Wholesale Wine & Spirit Dealer.

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Shaft Historical Records

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Shaft Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Shaft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Shaft in 1960 was 55, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shaft

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